Hollywood and Highland is no longer just an intersection - it's 2 million square feet of multiuse commercial space where visitors can do everything from grab lunch to attend the Academy Awards. Designers faced the usual space challenges, but other special concerns ranged from adjusting to the facility's late classification as a high-rise building to supporting Wolfgang Puck's kitchen. By Joanna R. Turpin
Leaking radiant panel valves had become an expensive maintenance problem for the Five Points Plaza building in Atlanta. Replacing the radiant ceiling system with a variable-air volume (vav) system could
Annex J BACnet/IP devices are designed to provide the way for BACnet systems to grow beyond building-wide or campus-wide internetworks. The author discusses how these new devices can help create systems that cover entire regions and even continents. By Bill Swan
This article covers the basic principle of operation for variable-speed drives: to convert the building's electrical system frequency and voltage to the frequency and voltage required to drive a motor at a speed other than its rated speed. By Mark Ziemer, P.E.